Android Flagship Phones – Sell Them for Peanuts After 2 Years 😡
It is sad to see that Android flagship phones receive only 2 years of OS updates from the manufacturer. For a flagship phone, where a customer spends a lot of money to buy them receives only two years of OS updates and after which you need to sell your phone for peanuts. Do not spend on Android flagship phones if you do care a lot about the obsoleteness of the phone.
Android Flagship Phones & OS Updates
Who doesn’t love free new features on your phone? While a flagship phone after two years still possesses superior hardware specifications to run a new OS update, the manufacturer ceases to seed updates to the two-year-old phone considering an assumption that a customer would use a phone for only two years on average.
There are people who use a smartphone more than two years as their daily driver. An Android flagship phone, which possesses the topmost features should also be able to run new operating systems for a long time. At a point when manufacturers stop seeding updates to their old models, there is no point for customers to pay a huge sum for the phone. It is definitely not a worth. Do not spend on Android flagship phones.
Google Pixel series which is the most trusted smartphone from Google also receives only two years of OS updates after which you need to use the same phone which misses the most while practically, the phone has the ability to run the new operating system. Not only Google, all manufacturers like Samsung, OnePlus, Moto, Sony and what not! – provides only two years of OS updates.
So thinking to buy a mid-range Android phone? They have a twist there too. A mid-range smartphone like the Moto X series receives OS updates only once. And for lower-end Android phones? They just receive security patches. No operating system updates at all.
Nowadays Android flagship phones are costlier which comes nearer to Apple iPhones. Apple is able to seed operating system updates to smartphones which are older than 4 to 5 years. Apple also considers this assumption.
An average customer uses his or her smartphone for two years after which they may upgrade.
Although this statistic may be true, valuing a customer is by providing updates for long-term than just providing for two years and some phones don’t even receive it. If a smartphone can provide you long-term updates, it clearly means that they value you for the money you invested in them. I am not a fan of Apple, but this is just my suggestion to Google or any Android flagship phone manufacturers that impress customers who love updates.
Spending a lot of money on an Android flagship phone may not be a good idea, but however, if you do not care about updates, you can still go for an Android flagship phone. A mid-range smartphone would also do almost the same as the Android flagship does.
Android flagship phones that were discontinued for new OS updates are eligible to receive security patches to the last operating system an Android flagship phone runs. This way, the manufacturers still care about the customers’ privacy.
What’s your thought on long-term OS updates? Are you a big fan of updates? Share your thoughts in the comments below.